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Archive for August, 2015

VIDEO: Do you need assistance moving?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Today I have the honor of having Charlene Blanton of Caring Transitions with us. She’ll be speaking about what her company does to help people transition from one home and into another. Myrtle Beach is a big destination for retirees, and Charlene assists people with moving and downsizing their homes, and a lot of them happen to be older people.

There are a variety of living arrangements for retirees in Myrtle Beach, whether it’s low-maintenance subdivisions or independent living communities. What Charlene has found is that a lot of people in the Myrtle Beach area have Relocation Stress Syndrome (RSS). This is actually a clinically diagnosed feeling of stress and anxiety when someone moves out of a home and into a new, less comfortable environment.

Caring Transitions helps people move out of their homes, and this can help to ease RSS. Lots of times these older homeowners have a lot of stuff to move, and it can be a stressful situation just thinking about how they’re going to get it all out of their home and into another location. That’s where Charlene comes in and assists them.

If you know someone who is need of this type of service, please don’t hesitate to contact Charlene or myself. Also, if you’re looking to buy or sell real estate in Myrtle Beach, please feel free to reach out to me!

VIDEO: The importance of home inspections

Friday, August 7th, 2015

If you’re purchasing a new home, you’ve probably waited patiently throughout the building process and are anxious to move in. In fact, you might be so ready to get in there that you don’t consider getting a home inspection.
Many people look confused when we tell them, YES, you need to get a home inspection on your new home! We recommend this 100% of the time to our buying clients. Make a home inspection a contingency that occurs prior to closing, even if the home is brand new. The home can look amazing and perfect, but there are things underneath that can’t be seen that may have problems.

Many people are shocked that we recommend home inspections on new construction properties. However, I recently closed a new construction home where we advised the buyer to have an inspection contingency. You know what happened? The inspector found six things that were covered by the contract that were not complete or functional. These are things the buyer would have discovered later and would have to fix on their own!

More than anything, home inspections provide peace of mind to the buyer. If an inspector comes in and finds nothing, that’s great news! You can rest assured that your brand new home you’ve been waiting patiently for is truly ready to go.

As always, for any real estate tips, advice, or assistance, give us a call or shoot us an email. We would love to hear from you!